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Match Preview: Sampdoria – Milan 06-12-20

Updated: Dec 12, 2020

After an important win on Thursday night against Celtic and the resulting qualification to the Europa League round of 32, Milan has now to face Sampdoria in a delicate away match.

In Serie A, the two clubs have faced each other 124 times, Milan won 64 games, Sampdoria 30, and there has been 30 draws. The last game, played on July, the 29th, saw the Rossoneri winning 4-1 in Genova with the goals of Ibrahimovic (double), Calhanoglu and Leao.

Sampdoria have won all three games played in October but have gained only 2 points from 12 in November. They have scored at least a goal in every of the last 12 home games in Serie A, and in total they have so far scored 9 goals more compared to last season. Quagliarella has never scored at home against Milan in 14 matches.

On the other side, Milan have so far scored 12 goals more than last season, and if the Rossoneri score against Samp, the club will set a new record for scoring in 30 consecutive games (the record of scoring in 29 games dates back in 1973). The Rossoneri have won their last 6 away games, a feat close to the club record of winning 7 away games in a row, in 1993 under Fabio Capello and in 1964 under Liedholm.

Sampdoria lineup (4-4-2): Audero; Bereszynski, Yoshida, Tonelli, Augello; Candreva, Thorsby, Ekdal, Jankto; Gabbiadini; Quagliarella. Coach: Ranieri

Milan lineup (4-2-3-1): G. Donnarumma; Calabria, Gabbia, Romagnoli, Theo Hernandez; Kessié, Tonali; Saelemaekers, Calhanoglu, Brahim Diaz; Rebic. Coach: Pioli

Referee: Calvarese

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